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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-10-18
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Prisoners' Release more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the (a) ease and (b) effectiveness of mechanisms for prisoners applying for universal credit prior to release from custody. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property uin 1901 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to providing personalised support for all claimants. This support extends to those who are in prison, with dedicated Prison Work Coaches, who are available to support prisoners to complete their benefit claims and proceed to payment as quickly as possible, and to help them to understand what early work search activities might be helpful for them.</p><p> </p><p>DWP and MoJ have been working together to understand the potential barriers to a smooth transition from prison leaving to Universal Credit for those who wish to claim it. This includes, for example, exploring the use of prison documentation as proof of identity for Universal Credit claims where that would help speed the claim. Initial work to test different approaches to supporting prison leavers showed few additional results and low take-up of the support on offer, although the support of a work coach, where it was taken up, was shown to be beneficial in terms of making a claim quickly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester remove filter
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:23:46.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:23:46.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Damian Hinds more like this